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PalmPilot: The Ultimate Guide, Second Edition by David Pogue

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Chapter 7. Installing New Palm Programs

As this book should make emphatically clear, the four built-in Palm programs are only a starting point. With a few add-on programs, such as the 3,000 freeware and shareware programs that come with this book, your PalmPilot becomes infinitely more useful and fun.

You install a new program onto your PalmPilot by performing a HotSync. (While there’s no actual synchronizing involved when you install a new program, a HotSync is the only time the PalmPilot and PC are in communication.)

Here are the official steps for installing a new program onto your PalmPilot. Read on, however, to find out some much quicker and simpler methods that rely on the software included with this book.

Note

By far the easiest method of installing new programs onto your PalmPilot is to use the CD-ROM that comes with this book. When you read about a program in the CD’s searchable database that you think you’d like to try, just click the Install button; the program is automatically scheduled for installation at the next HotSync. You can ignore all subsequent instructions in this chapter.

Installing Add-On Programs

Where do you get new programs for your PalmPilot? Over 3,000 are included on the CD-ROM with this book. Hundreds more are available from the Internet, at sites such as PalmCentral.com (see Appendix C, for a list of software-rich web sites). The quantity and quality of commercial Palm software is exploding, too—the catalog that comes with the Palm III family is ...

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